why is my hen losing her feathers!?? HELP

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenlover286, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. chickenlover286

    chickenlover286 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i have a hen about 8-9 months of age, and she is loosing her feathers alot, i dont know why! Shes a buff orpington and i have pictures below. Help please[​IMG]
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  2. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to me like it's where your rooster is getting ahold of her to breed her. The pic is kinda far away cant see close but she may be molting! try to get a better pic please
     
  3. chickenlover286

    chickenlover286 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you! i will get a better picture by tomorrow!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How many hens do you have for that handsome guy? Looks like she's getting too much of his manly attentions and he needs to spread the love.
     
  5. chickenlover286

    chickenlover286 Out Of The Brooder

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    we have 8 hens
     
  6. chickenlover286

    chickenlover286 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] here is some closer pictures of her
     
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  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, he's the cause of that feather loss. [​IMG]
     
  8. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like your rooster is mating with your hen.
     
  9. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup thats it your hen is just getting alot of attention from your roo!!!!! if it gets worse they make saddles for your hens backs untill the feathers grow back they work great!
     
  10. chickenlover286

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    Okay thanks! She is my favorite hen so i was just making sure nothing was wrong! [​IMG]
     

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